2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ Local Organising Committee has visited the host stadiums a second time as part of preparation for the World Cup. Alexey Sorokin, committee director, has made the statement to Welcome2018. The delegation was composed of over 80 experts of the FIFA World Cup Russia Local Organising Committee responsible for stadium design, event organisation, security, transport, logistics, hospitality services, television, media facilities, medical services, HR, marketing and ticketing programmes. Representatives of federal ministries and offices were also on the team.
The delegation visited host cities of the upcoming 2018 World Cup and 2017 Confederations Cup – Saint Petersburg, Kazan, Sochi. The team inspected preparedness of the stadiums for the upcoming tournaments. Sorokin noted that the flights via Sukhoi SuperJet 100 were pleasant.
The main objective of the visit was not to evaluate the status of arena construction, but to discuss operation of stadiums during the events. On Saturday the delegation went to see the Luzhniki stadium construction, and attended the Russia-Sweden game, which ended with the victory of the Russian national team, led by Leonid Slutsky (1-0). On Monday participants of the operational tour will visit Spartak FC in Tushino to discuss preparation of the arena for the upcoming Confederations Cup and World Cup 2018.
A virtual tour and presentations will allow delegates to examine the capacities of other World Cup host stadiums, located in Ekaterinburg, Kaliningrad, Nizhny Novgorod, Rostov-on-Don, Saransk and Volgograd.
The operational tour will continue until 11 September.